ZinClear SPF 30 (Made in USA)

Description of the Product:
Our soothing physical sunscreen harnesses the power of Zinc Oxide to guard and protect your skin. Ensuring UVA and UVB protection without white residue, this mineral based sunscreen absorbs quickly, working to elegantly shelter your skin. A brilliant sunscreen for sensitized and acne-prone skin, also suitable for use during professional treatments.

Effectiveness/Benefits:
Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB protection
Soothes and heals the skin
Scavenges free radicals
Physical sunblock
Advanced liposome technology repairs and prevents DNA damage from UV and environmental oxygen radicals
Absorbs quickly without leaving a white residue
Application is smooth and silky on the skin
Safe for post-professional treatment and children

Directions
Apply to face and neck before sun exposure. Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming or perspiring.

Ingredients
Active: Zinc Oxide
Other: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol , Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, PEG-8, Carbomer, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol , Lecithin, Tocopherol , Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid , Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Teprenone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract , Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Sodium Lactate, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Plankton Extract, Micrococcus Lysate

Nokie’s Review:
I’ve used this sunblock for 3 months and it made me break out. My face was oily, my pores were clogged and my face felt suffocated. I wanted to like this product because of the zinc dioxide (physical ingredient for sun block). However, they have “other” ingredients like Cyclopentasiloxane & Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, are silicone derivatives.

A lot of sunscreens have chemical ingredients because it’s cheaper and it is colorless and odorless, which makes the process of mixing it with other ingredients easier like cyclopentasiloxane. However, I prefer organic compounds like vegetable glycerin over chemical ingredients. Some ingredients are toxic and pore cloggers. My face is pretty sensitive, so I don’t use this on my face anymore but I use it for my neck and arms for sunblock. I don’t think I will repurchase this as it is expensive and it doesn’t help with my skin.

Nokie’s Rating: 2/5
$$$$ (2oz $51.50 @ dermaquestinc.com)

Pros:
Light texture
Zinc Dioxide

Cons:
Expensive
Pore clogging ingredients
Chemical ingredients

Bottom Line: This product is expensive and it makes me break out. The ingredients clogged my pores and left my face greasy. However, I don’t like the chemical and pore clogging ingredients.